SA gov allocates $402 million to grade separations

The South Australian Government has announced it will allocate $402 million to two grade separation projects, as part of the state’s 2019-20 budget.

The $231 million Torrens Road and $171 million Brighton Road grade separations will be jointly funded by the state and federal governments.

Infrastructure Minister Stephan Knoll said the grade separations would remove two notorious crossings along Adelaide’s busiest train lines.

“The Seaford and Gawler train lines are our most heavily patronised train lines and when the boom gates come down, it frustrates motorists on their way to work or home,” Mr. Knoll said.

“In fact, we know that during peak periods at the Brighton Road level crossing, the boom gates are down for about 20 per cent of the time – or about 25 minutes.”

Premier Steven Marshall said the state government is committed to building congestion busting infrastructure, cuting travel times for motorists and improving road safety.

“We are partnering with the federal government to deliver two grade separations and seven intersection upgrades in the upcoming state budget,” Mr. Marshall said.

“Building this infrastructure will support the population growth we are striving for in South Australia.”

Further details are expected to be announced when the budget is delivered tonight.

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